The Detroit Red Wings welcomed over 90 team alumni back to say goodbye to Joe Louis Arena on Sunday, and among those in attendance was the family of former Wings enforcer Bob Probert.
Probert suffered a heart attack on Lake St. Clair in the summer of 2010 and passed away at the young age of 45. “Probie” spent 8 seasons in Detroit, and racked up more than 3,300 penalty minutes in his career. Perhaps nobody else ever felt more at home in the Joe Louis Arena penalty box than Bob Probert. Which is why according to a report from WXYZ Detroit, Probert’s family brought his ashes to spread around the JLA penalty box.
Bob Probert's family spread his ashes inside the Red Wings penalty box at Joe Louis Arena tonight, multiple players told me. pic.twitter.com/eFN7ZovT4K
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) April 10, 2017
Now, the Red Wings haven’t confirmed this action but if it’s true, it’s a great way to honor Probert and his legacy at Joe Louis Arena.